Simulation Tool for Transport Flows in Relevant Multi Modal Transport Networks (Cargo Traffic Simulation Tool)

The project CTS (Cargo Traffic Simulation Tool) concerned the development of a simulation tool for transport flows in the relevant multi modal transport networks as a fundamental research tool for later application projects. The CTS tool facilitates investigations into the distribution of cargo flows onto various carriers under variable framing conditions. On the one hand, we implemented the supply side (digital transport networks) in the network model. On the other hand, we consider the source-destination matrices for the transports in the demand model. In the simulation/transfer section, we defined potential distribution functions based on, for example, generalised costs.



One can demonstrate the function of this tool, using a pilot application, regarding the issues of the hinterland transport of the port of Bremerhaven. In order to do this, particularly networks and cost models need calibration.